Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton

They do not live but linger.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on books, history, horses, life, and men

John. Mayor, in the first book of his "History of Scotland," contends much for the wholesomeness of oaten bread; it was objected to him, then living at Paris, that his countrymen fed on oats and base grain. . . . And yet Wecker out of Galen calls it horse-meat, and fitter juments than men to feed on.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on divinity, fear, men, and obedience

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on hell, horses, paradise, and women

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women. . . .

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Hinc quam sic calamus sævior ense, patet. The pen worse than the sword.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on poets

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We can say nothing but what hath been said. Our poets steal from Homer. . . . Our story-dressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Burton on love

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No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on hell

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One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on destiny, heaven, and marriage

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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